Call For Papers

CEA-CC CFP 2017:
Sea Crossings: The Sea in Literature and Film

The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter (CEA-CC), a gathering of scholar-teachers in English, welcomes proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) for our 2017 annual conference which will be held at the University of Puerto Rico, in Mayagüez on March 10-11, 2017.  The subject of the symposium is “Sea Crossings”. We invite papers that connect the ocean with the field of English. Topics include but are not limited to:
Shipwrecks, sea disasters and castaway narratives
People of the sea: sailors, pirates, fishing communities
Maritime identities
Nature and the Sublime
Globalization and transnationalism
Ecology and environmentalism
Beasts of the deep
Human trafficking
Empire, postcolonialism, globalization
Maritime gender divisions
We welcome papers in English that explore one or more of the topics above. Please send 200-word proposals for 20-minute papers to by 15 December 2016. Proposals should be sent as part of a text message, not as an attachment.
*If you are submitting a panel proposal (2-4 panelist), please submit one abstract that includes all presenters’ names and contact information. This single proposal may be up to 600 words depending on the number of presenters on the proposed panel. All accepted presenters are required to become members of the CEA-CC.
See: Information on the Conference Venue.

Conference presenters are required to become members of the Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association. Conference registration and lunch is included in the membership fee. For more information, please visit:

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